More than 13-hundred animals rescued from a suspected dog and cockfighting operation in Pierce County are being cared for and treated. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says the animals were discovered last week by Minnesota-based U-S marshals who went to the home to make a methamphetamine arrest. Charges related to animal cruelty are pending. Deputies say the animals were living in deplorable conditions. They say the dogs were tied to heavy chains and had injuries and scars associated with fights. The roosters also showed evidence of fighting. Invstigators say paraphernalia used in dog and cockfighting was found on the property in the Town of Gilman. Sheriff’s offcials say representaives from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) have taken the dogs and roosters to shelters until the court system can determine custody.